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Category Archives: cocktails

Cocktail Corner: Cocktails for a Cause

by lesliedinaberg on January 12, 2018

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Community Cocktail for a Cause: Glitz, Glam & Get Down Their New Year’s festivities may have been cancelled, but the show must go on, so The Kimpton Canary Hotel with Finch & Fork Restaurant are hosting a 2018 Community Cocktail for a Cause: Glitz, Glam & […]

Cocktail Corner: Sipping on Sipp Cocktails

by lesliedinaberg on January 5, 2018

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg We’re always looking for simple cocktail mixers around here, so when the sample box of Sipp Sparkling Organics arrived, I was eager to try them. Company founder Beth Wilson-Parentice began experimenting with flavors after being laid off from her corporate job. “After many inspiring conversations with my friends, I […]

Cocktail Corner: Seasonal Spirits at the Good Bar

by lesliedinaberg on January 2, 2018

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg One of the best local places to hang out is the Good Bar, an intimate lounge in Goleta’s Goodland Hotel (5650 Calle Real) with cozy couches and chairs, a billiards table and backgammon boards. Try one their new seasonal cocktails, like the Pick Me Up Jalisco […]

Cocktail Corner: Toasting the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on December 22, 2017

A spirited toast to the New Year!  By Leslie Dinaberg There’s no shortage of great ways to ring in the New Year in Santa Barbara County! Here are a few options to start 2018 off in style: King Bee Dance Party at Dargan’s One of my favorite local bands, King Bee, performs a rare New Year’s Eve […]

Cocktail Corner: Sip, Swirl and be Merry at the Canary

by lesliedinaberg on November 27, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg The rooftop of the Canary will decked in the spirit of the holiday season this December with a special holiday Sip & Swirl Series. First up is Dec. 7 with Bubbles Sip & Swirl, where guests can enjoy sparkling wine from top labels like Taittinger, Laurent-Perrier, […]

Cocktail Corner: National Apple Cider Day

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Saturday November 18 is National Apple Cider Day. In honor of this auspicious holiday, we’ve got a tasty recipe for Ginger Whiskey Cider, courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer. I’m a big fan on using this new super spicy ginger beer in Moscow Mules—and they have […]

Cocktail Corner: Cheers to Fall Cocktails at S.Y. Kitchen

by lesliedinaberg on November 11, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Autumn is such a beautiful time of year in the Santa Ynez Valley. Why not toast the season with one of General Manager and Mixologist Alberto Battaglini‘s delicious and creative new fall cocktails at S.Y. Kitchen! Now available are five new fall cocktails inspired by autumn’s seasonal […]

Cocktail Corner: Sukari Spirits

by lesliedinaberg on October 27, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Vodka is one of the most versatile spirits around, so it always fun to try out a new bottle. Sukari Spirits has created an ultra-premium vodka that’s infused with super fruit flavors of natural dragon fruit, pear, pineapple and blood orange.  The fruit flavors are subtle but […]

Cocktail Corner: SB County Craft Beer Week Toasts Local Brews

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg From Monday, October 23 to Sunday, October 29, more than 15 local breweries at over 20 locations will celebrate the inaugural Santa Barbara County Craft Beer Week with a variety of special events featuring pint nights, food pairings, special releases, live entertainment and more. Jump on […]

Cocktail Corner: Wine & Art Come Together to Support SlingShot Gallery

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Wine and art are both close to my heart, so when the two of them come together to support a local nonprofit, it’s sure to be a magical evening! In this case, Wine & Art, a fundraiser for SlingShot Art Forum, an Alpha Resource of Santa […]